With 1,500 acres straddling the sandy uplands of the Atlantic Coastal Ridge, Scottsmoor Flatwoods Sanctuary is among Brevard Countys biggest preserves.
Mims ( 28.764242,-80.881636 ) 12.8 miles
Scottsmoor Flatwoods West sits west of the interstate and is edged by the Brevard Coast to Coast Trail, which at present supplies the only access to that system.
It is broken into two parts by Interstate 95. Scottsmoor Flatwoods East spans between United States 1 and the interstate just south of the county line, offering 2 access indicate its trails.
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Open 7 AM to sunset. Family pets are not allowed. Parts of the trail system might flood.
Paths are open to treking, cycling, and equestrians, although none of the trailheads support horse trailers. Equestrian usage is restricted to existing roadways and trails published for their usage.
Place: Mims and ScottsmoorLength: Loops of 1.9 to 6.1 milesTrailhead: 28.764242,-80.881636 Address: 4055 Magoon Ave, Scottsmoor (primary access) Fees: NoneRestroom: At the Parrish Park gain access to point in ScottsmoorLand manager: Brevard CountyPhone: 321-256-4466
Provided the size of the preserve, it is a substantial stretch to check out, which is why mountain biking these natural surface trails is an alternative.
In 2020, we saw white-tipped posts contributed to Scottsmoor Flatwoods West just inside the brand-new fence and walk-through access from the Brevard Coast to Coast Trail.
We have yet to discover a map of this protect or a method to enter into it from its street address, but when the weather is cooler will tackle this newly created path off the bike course.
While scrub and flatwoods dominate the central and northern parts of the preserve, it is not without its wetlands.
The 6.1-mile Red Trail utilizes the external part of the Blue Trail and after that diverges to sweep to the southern edge of the preserve, reaching the International Ave trailhead along its circular route back to Parrish Park in Scottsmoor.
We discovered large wet grassy fields in Scottsmoor Flatwoods East, and a ribbon of cypress hair runs parallel to the Brevard Coast to Coast Trail in Scottsmoor Flatwoods West.
A pass through entryway into Scottsmoor Flatwoods West off the Brevard Coast to Coast Trail.
At Scottsmoor Flatwoods East, there are three color-coded routes that interconnect. At 4.3 miles, the Yellow Trail is the official equestrian path and follows old roads.
About the Preserve.
There are 2 gain access to points to Scottsmoor Flatwoods East. The southern trailhead for Scottsmoor Flatwoods East is at the north end of International Ave north of Golden Shores Blvd in Mims, however there are only 2 parking spaces at that entryway
While the street address for Scottsmoor Flatwoods West is 5000 Rose Marie Place, Mims, there is no pass-through and nowhere to park, just a locked gate. There are two access points into this tract along the Brevard Coast to Coast Trail at pass-through gaps in the fence.
As we complete trails within the protect, we will post their details here.
The 1.9-mile Blue Trail makes a good loop through the northern extent of the preserve, flaunting open pond pine flatwoods and meadows.
Regional equestrians can ride out of their communities into the protect, where a mix of marked trails and unmarked roads supply gain access to.
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There are two gain access to points to Scottsmoor Flatwoods East. The primary trailheads are accessible from Parrish Park in Scottsmoor, simply west of United States 1 at the end of Magoon Ave. Both are rather hidden; you will not see them from your automobile. One is north of the entryway road/ballfields and the other is behind the upkeep shed south of the parking area. The southern trailhead for Scottsmoor Flatwoods East is at the north end of International Ave north of Golden Shores Blvd in Mims, however there are just 2 parking areas at that entrance
Parts of the trail system might flood.